I Changed when I first understood the Power of the word “NO”…
Reality Check – I am responsible for the Choices I’ve made. The other options that I passed up some are still available to me. I have a second chance, it is once again up to me which I choose. And yes, most of my choices were peer pressure influenced. Nevertheless, it is my life, my decision, and my devastation, I own it, and I will repair it.
This is my Trick-bag, my catch-22. I saw the smoke-ran towards it,- found the fire and jumped in with both feet. There was no analytical or critical reasoning involved. I didn’t care about anything. I didn’t think about what happens – After the Fact – when the dust settles.
“The same thing that makes you laugh, will be the same thing that makes you cry”!
Who made you take that first drink? Who made you pick up that pipe? Who made you jack that car? Who made you lack compassion for that person you robbed and hurt? Who made you function without a conscience? Who made you laugh at the downfall of others? Who made you care very little for yourself and even less for family and friends?
**At the end of this blog, you need to read blog #51, “Conception-Connection.” It’s powerful, it doesn’t joke. Straight-up, no chasers. Flat-out period dot… That very person who taught you not to do those things, you rebelled, you insisted, and persisted. You fell into that 10-foot hole and found it to be all that your parents said that would be a disaster!
“There is nothing more powerful than a Changed Mind!”
Knowledge is permanent, it can’t be taken away. You can reach back and grab that life support, life-sustaining, survival information that’s in your mental reserve, and get back on track. Then you can say “no” to your friends without being afraid of their reaction. You’ve finally accepted reality and responsibility that they didn’t make you, they were just a bad influence that you said yes too. You must own it to move on.
In the biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot’s wife turned into a pillar of salt because her heart desired what she was leaving. It hurts, the agony of quitting and leaving the past behind, but that pain is temporary. And to continue on that course could result in Permanent and Irreparable damage.
I will not be a repeat offender of my own Senselessness…
From this point forward, I don’t want anything that will alter my state of mind. I will fight the urge until it disappears. Anything you want bad enough is worth fighting for. I drop on my knees before going to bed and as soon as I wake up. And I repeat these words all-day, “All things are Possible”. I was irresponsible when I was gettin’ high, but I’ll be responsible with my sobriety. Imma win this War!
There’s nothing more powerful than a Changed Mind!
To Commit means you will fully dedicate yourself to yourself: and to carry out, perform, execute, and to pledge, give or bind to a certain course. Love is an action word, so commit to showing you that you Love you.
I am a dedicated person, devoted to a task or purpose, with single-minded loyalty and integrity. I will apply effort on top of effort–to my recently discovered new life.
For the first time in a long time, that I feel human. I love this positive experience-things smell and taste are different. I am devoted to making this work.
I will raise the bar, and increase my own self-expectation. I will seek a higher purpose. I love my friends, and I’ll pray for my friends but I can “know longer” associate with them. (old friends say-one beer won’t hurt) I will only affiliate with people with like minds, that have the same interest. I have lost sooo much, and for what–just to get high?
The new friends (unconditional friends) don’t want anything from me. My former world can’t compare to this new sober existence-just to think with a clear head.
**I appreciate and value every breath I take.
**My quality of life has changed, and I love myself.
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